Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court should have jailed lawyers for fraud and encouraged the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate abuses within the federal government.
“There is a picture of me whispering in President Trump’s ear and I was telling him, ‘You got to appoint a second counsel to investigate Mueller, Rosenstein.’ They were involved in that Uranium One, closed some cases. And that enabled Hillary and her cronies to approve the sale of 20, 25 percent of our uranium to, ultimately to Russia,” Gohmert said.
“All of that has got to be investigated,” he continued. “Also, there are too many FBI agents and too many DOJ officials that need to be investigated. Whether it’s Strzok, Ohr and, of course, Steele … all of those people need to be investigated. And you know, the FBI and the DOJ can’t investigate their own top people.”
Gohmert said he doesn’t believe a second special counsel should be appointed to investigate the FISA court, but shamed them for not being able to clean house on their own.
“I don’t believe we need a second counsel to look into the FISA courts. The FISA judges, if they had any modicum of self-respect for their courts … they would have already a long time ago called the lawyers in and put somebody in jail for committing a fraud upon the court,” he said. “That’s contempt of court and somebody should have gone to jail long before.”
“The fact they haven’t done that tells me these FISA judges don’t need to have any kind of secret court hearings,” Gohmert concluded.
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